Rumor: 2013 Nissan GT-R Hybrid variant to use Infiniti Essence’s electric setup

When it comes to the Nissan GT-R, not a month passes by where we don’t hear some wild ass rumor about the supercar. Earlier this month, its was reported that the next-generation GT-R will carry a hybrid system featuring an electric-motor capable of producing 160-hp.

We now have more information on the Nissan GT-R Hybrid courtesy of some “sources” that spoke with Inside Line. Insiders familiar with the project say that the drivetrain for the Nissan GT-R Hybrid will be a version of the hybrid system found in the upcoming Infiniti M35 Hybrid but with some significant power output and an all-wheel-drive system. The model will use a twin-turbocharged V6 just like the R35 based Infiniti Essence concept did.

Targeted output is expected to come in around 440-hp plus the 160-hp from the electric-motor. That will allow for a total of 600-hp, with fuel-economy estimated between 25-30 mpg.

The Nissan GT-R Hybrid will come in as a part of the R36 generation lineup. Expect it debut in 2012 as a 2013 model year with prices starting around $100,000.

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Source: Inside Line